For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Hofer
June 3, 2010 312.814.8197
Liquor Control Commission
May Underage Compliance Report
SPRINGFIELD – In May the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 210 businesses licensed to sell liquor. They cited 55 licensees for violations of liquor control laws. Seventy-four percent of the licensees visited complied with Illinois liquor laws and refused to serve underage customers.
This report is a result of ongoing undercover and cooperative law enforcement operations conducted by Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) agents and local law enforcement officials and volunteers from high schools and colleges. The teams randomly visit liquor stores, restaurants and bars in communities around the state to check for ongoing compliance with state laws mandating that no liquor is sold to minors under the age of 21. ILCC agents also work with local and state law enforcement agents to focus on communities with a high incidence of underage liquor sales.
Adams County – On May 5th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District #20 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in Adams County. Of the 21 compliance checks conducted, two licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Casey General Store # 2599, 3601 Main St., Quincy
• The Place, 1040 Hampshire, Quincy
Batavia – On May 18th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Batavia Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks in Batavia. Of the eight licensees checked, two licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were:
• Salt Creek BBQ, 220 N. Randall Rd. Batavia
• Chilli’s Grill & Bar, 491 N. Randall Rd. Batavia
DeKalb County – On May 20th, 2010 ILCC Special Agents and the Illinois State Police District # 2 conducted alcohol underage compliance checks in DeKalb and Kane Counties. Of the 19 licensees checked, eight licensees sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants. Those licensees were;
• Schimidt’s Towne Tap, 107 N. Main St., Elburn
• Riley’s Classic American Bar, 117 N. Main St., Elburn
• Rosati’s, 860 N. Main St., Elburn